Afroman To Perform At Beach House
By: Sam Houghton , December 27, 2012
The Beach House restaurant in North Falmouth has augmented its lineup for the winter with internationally renowned and solo hip-hop recording artist, Afroman, a Grammy nominated and YouTube sensation in the early 2000s. The show is scheduled for tonight at 10 PM and will include local bands Crooked Coast as well as the John Beninghof Band.
Afroman, or Joseph Edgar Foreman, is known for his hit “Because I Got High,” which was nominated for a Grammy Award in 2002 for Best Rap Solo Performance. The song refers to drug use, depicting, in a somewhat light tone, how marijuana ruined the character’s life.
The video on YouTube, scoring over 30 million hits, turned Afroman into one of the original YouTube sensations overnight. The song received international recognition, hitting the number one spot in weekly charts across the globe, including the UK, Australia, Germany and other countries as well as reaching number 13 on the US Billboard Hot 100 in 2001.
His other hit, “Crazy Rap,” has over 6 million hits on YouTube.
Patrick Bonzagni, owner of the Beach House, commented on the fact that his restaurant has turned from casual nightclub to a venue now inviting nationally touring bands.